You can call me Nora, if you like.
I’m a full time student in computer science at Beloit.
I build and break open source software for fun.
Software Engineering Intern at CancerIQ, Inc during summer 2018
IT Technology Assistant II at Beloit College during fall 2017 and spring 2018
Software Engineering Intern at GudTech, Inc during summer 2017
IT Technology Intern at CyberHIVE San Diego during 2016
It is the duty of software engineers to build software in an ethical way. In short:
- computer systems should serve their users before their makers
- software should empower users, not restrict them
- users should decide how data is used before engineers or businesspeople
Whether it means embracing software freedom or another ideology, or going by gut feeling, we must proceed as best we can.
I occasionally build actual, physical stuff, mostly small RC aircraft and hacking kit. Thanks to this hobby I
I also really like retro computing hardware, but generally don’t have the time or money to indulge this interest.
💬 Culture & Practices
The culture, business, and sociology of technology fascinate me.
I’ve written about topics ranging from hacker superstitions and how spending way too much time customizing my desktop is productive, actually to repairable hardware and free software and why it matters, for individuals and for society as a whole.
This website is also available on IPFS, a peer-to-peer content-addressed immutable datastore that spans the globe. I host a public IPFS gateway at ipfs.leotindall.com; you can also view this blog through that gateway rather than the public resolver.